Here's one way.
Say you're working as a personal assistant for ABC Company. You like your job; it's oh-so-fun, but you wish you could start your own business some day.
- So, you're sitting there, thinking: "Hmmmm, what in the whole wide world should I do?"
- And then you go, "Maybe one day when I find a great idea, I too can be in business for myself."
So as the years go by, and you still haven't started your business, you start crying like a chumP.
Don't cry like a chumP! Here's some fresh dose of HOPE coming your way.
What business could you start right at this moment?
- Take your job.
- Business-fy it.
Personal assistant? Start a personal assistant company, provide services to your current employer (and save them freakish costs associated with you being an employee), all the while looking for additional clients to service (adding new revenue opportunities for your new business).
(Quick sales tip: Finding additional clients? Easy! It's akin to seeking the same job at different companies that need your services.)
Software developer? Start a software development company, provide services to your current employer, seek additional clients, etc., etc., etc.
Work in sales? Start a sales company. Yadda. Yadda. Yadda.
As the demand for your services begins to exhaust the mother FREAK out of you (i.e., you can't handle the volume of work), you start hiring, and hiring, and hiring.
Your business starts to grow, and grow, and grow.
Sure, employers might not be too receptive of you starting your own business (some organizations might be too large to even consider it), but if you can prove to them that they'll get more bang for their buck (i.e., you provide them everything they need at cheaper prices while protecting all company trade secrets, not working with competitors, etc.), you'll likely open them up to doing business with you.
Your business idea is right on front of you.
Start with yo job.